How come students throughout the world can't find their own country on a map? One person you can thank is former Harvard President James Conant who, in 1948, announced to the world that geography is not a university subject, and banished the subject from his school. http://www.suntimes.com/output/otherviews/cst-edt-ref181.html
Nice. Thanks Harvard. Now I'm sure that decision would not have any negative effects on future students. Well, we can now thank Monty Python for helping to bring Geography back to the students. England is now making a travel book by Monty Python member Michael Palin a mandatory read for its students to help bring up the horrid scores of the worst-taught subject in British schools.